Nepenthes tenax

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Nepenthes tenax
Nepenthes tenax1.jpg
An upper pitcher of N. tenax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nepenthaceae
Genus: Nepenthes
Species: N. tenax
Binomial name
Nepenthes tenax
C.Clarke & R.Kruger (2006)[2]

Nepenthes tenax (/nˈpɛnθz ˈtɛnæks/; from Latin: tenax "tenacious") is a lowland species of tropical pitcher plant native to northern Queensland, Australia. It is the third Nepenthes species recorded from the continent and its second endemic species. Nepenthes tenax is closely related to the two other Australian Nepenthes species: N. mirabilis and N. rowaniae.

Nepenthes tenax grows to a height of around 100 cm with pitchers rarely exceeding 15 cm. The stem is usually self-supporting. In its natural habitat, it is sympatric with N. mirabilis and N. rowaniae. Simple and complex natural hybrids involving both of these species have been found.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, C.M.; Wilson, G. (2014). "Nepenthes tenax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T49005833A49010011. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T49005833A49010011.en. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Clarke, C.M & R. Kruger 2006. Nepenthes tenax C.Clarke and R.Kruger (Nepenthaceae), a new species from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Austrobaileya 7(2): 319–324.
  3. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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